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Review: could Mirena cause Hair thinning (Hair loss)?

Summary: Hair thinning is found among people who take Mirena, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Levothyroxine sodium, and have Birth control.

We study 62,587 people who have side effects while taking Mirena from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,054 have Hair thinning. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair thinning and more.

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Mirena

Mirena has active ingredients of levonorgestrel. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from 62,945 Mirena users)

Hair thinning

Hair thinning has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,665 Hair thinning patients)

On Jan, 5, 2015: 62,581 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirena. Among them, 1,054 people (1.68%) have Hair Thinning.

Trend of Hair thinning in Mirena reports

Time on Mirena when people have Hair thinning * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair thinning5.19%35.58%18.44%20.26%15.84%4.68%0.00%

Age of people who have Hair thinning when taking Mirena * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair thinning0.00%0.27%1.92%37.76%40.36%18.74%0.96%0.00%

Severity of Hair thinning when taking Mirena ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair thinning27.27%72.73%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair thinning ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair thinning0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (628 people, 59.58%)
  2. Menorrhagia (52 people, 4.93%)
  3. Depression (10 people, 0.95%)
  4. Endometriosis (9 people, 0.85%)
  5. Birth control (6 people, 0.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Levothyroxine sodium (9 people, 0.85%)
  2. Antibiotics (7 people, 0.66%)
  3. Lexapro (7 people, 0.66%)
  4. Yasmin (7 people, 0.66%)
  5. Xanax (6 people, 0.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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